Some of the best blues in America today isn't coming out of Chicago or the Deep South -- it's coming from New York City's Times Square, where the B.B. King Blues Club All-Stars featuring the Harlem Blues Project jam weekly at Lucille's with special guests. Several soulful and dynamic musicians make up the Harlem Blues Project: Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack and Barry Harrison. Singer and bassist Dugger is a member of the New York Blues Hall of Fame, and he's shared the stage with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Copeland, James Cotton and more. Guitarist Mack has played with greats like the Allman Brothers Band, Derek Trucks, Robert Randolph, Dickey Betts and Honeyboy Edwards. Drummer Harrison, a long-time band member for Johnny Copeland and Shemekia Copeland, rounds out one of the hottest blues outfits ever assembled. They're joined by a rotating cast of the finest musicians in New York City and beyond.
The spot, open since 1973, was a must for lovers of blues, reggae, Zydeco, ska and Americana. It’s hosted music greats like Eric Clapton, the Avett Brothers and Stevie Ray Vaughan and was named Club of the Year by the Blues Foundation in 1994.
I've heard about this for so many years and always wondered if it really happened or if people exaggerated. Now you can see and hear with your own eyes and ears, the phenomenal Stevie Ray Vaughan playing Texas Flood live on stage at the Montreaux Jazz Festival in 1982. It's a high quality video (below).
2003 - magazine named Jimi Hendrix the greatest guitarist in rock history. Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Chuck Berry, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Ry Cooder were also in the top 10 list.